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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

 -  Action | Drama | Family  -  12 August 1994 (USA)
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki "Pat" Morita)
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Col. Dugan
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Louisa Pierce
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Eric McGowen
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Abbot (as Arsenio Trinidad)
Michael Cavalieri ...
Ned
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Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
Jim Ishida ...
Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama ...
Monk
Seth Sakai ...
Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles ...
Mr. Harold Wilkes
Keena Keel ...
School Clerk
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Gabe
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Morgan (as Tom Downey)
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Storyline

During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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12 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Karate Kid Part IV  »

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$8,751,228 (USA)
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Trivia

For the first time in the series, Mr. Miyagi's first name (Kesuke) is revealed. See more »

Goofs

Mr. Miyagi is a CMOH (congressional medal of honor) recipient. When he gets out of the car in the first scene, the escorting soldiers do not render salutes to him as all CMOH recipients are entitled to. See more »

Quotes

Julie Pierce: I wish I had courage like you.
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: I wish I had chocolate bar with almonds.
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Connections

Follows The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) See more »

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In Your Eyes
Written by Brian McKnight
Performed by Cleto Escobedo
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Oh, so familiar....
15 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

"The Next Karate Kid" is a thoroughly predictable movie, just like its predecessors. Its predictability often results in a feeling of impatience on the viewer's part, who often wishes the story could move a little faster. Despite its lulls and its extreme familiarity, however, this fourth entry in the series is painless, almost exclusively because of the presence of Morita. He doesn't seem tired of his role, and he does inject some life and humor into the film, becoming the best reason for you to see it. Not awful, but nothing much, either.


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